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Liberia

  • Barry Turner
Chapter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Republic of Liberia was created on the Grain Coast for freed American slaves. In 1822 a settlement was formed near the spot where Monrovia now stands. On 26 July 1847 the state was constituted as the Free and Independent Republic of Liberia.

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Presidential Election International Crisis Group West African State Unity Party American Slave 
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Further Reading

  1. Daniels, A., Monrovia Mon Amour: a Visit to Liberia. London, 1992Google Scholar
  2. Sawyer, A., The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia: Tragedy and Challenge. San Francisco, 1992Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008

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  • Barry Turner

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